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Simnel Cake

Alexander Lee

The evolution of an English Easter delicacy associated with mothers and Tudor pretenders. [...]
Tue, Apr 09, 2019
Source: History Today

On the morning of this day in 2016, Prince, the polymathic musician who created more than 30 albums and won seven Grammy Awards over a 40-year career, is found dead in Paisley Park, his Minnesota home and recording studio. The cause of death was an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl. He was 57 years old.

In the hours and days after the news broke, fans around the world mourned his death with massive memorials. [...]

Tue, Apr 09, 2019
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De Gaulle's secret was an ability to project a sense of French gloire, even when it didn't really exist.

Charles de Gaulle's Big Idea [...]
Sun, Apr 07, 2019
Source: History Today

On this day in 2003, just three weeks into the invasion of Iraq, U.S. forces pull down a bronze statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad's Firdos Square, symbolizing the end of the Iraqi president's long, often brutal reign, and a major early victory for the United States.

Dramatic images of the toppled statue and celebrating citizens were instantly beamed around the world. With Hussein in hiding and much of the city now under [...]

Thu, Apr 04, 2019

In one of the most infamous incidents in America's industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burns down on this day in 1911, killing 146 workers. The tragedy led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of factory workers.

The Triangle factory, owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, was located in the top three floors of the Asch Building, on the corner [...]

Mon, Mar 25, 2019

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